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Another Brick In The Wall

February 15, 2016

Actually, I never missed those trips to the bank to cash a paycheck. It was so nice to never have to race to get there before they closed, or stand in long lines, or have to go out in bad weather. Getting a pay stub was good enough.

The Off Key Of Life

When I first started working, back during the American Revolution, my employer presented me with a check on a weekly basis. I always looked forward to those days. I know it’s a foreign concept today but I was actually handed a paycheck which I brought to the bank, deposited a certain amount and took the rest in cash. There was a sense of accomplishment or pride when I received that check and having cash in my pocket was always a pretty cool thing.

Some time after that, direct deposit came along and I have to say I resisted for a period of time. It’s not that I didn’t think it was good idea, it’s just that I didn’t want to give up the control or ritual of receiving a check and doing my weekly thing at the bank. I probably relented some time before direct deposit became mandatory for all…

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